Cleavers (Galium asparine) Agarra-Saias Very important lymphatic medicine. Perfect for a Spring time cleanse!
Pomegranates (Punica granatum) Romãs We bought 20 tiny sticks last Autumn. Was very unsure what would happen... planted each with loving care in its own pot. Wow every one has come to life (last month just a tiny drop of blood red where each leaf has now burst through) and soon will all be planted. We have not had such luck with all the plants we have bought, but overall so far so good!
Raspberries (Rubus ideaus) Framboesa These were also just sticks a couple of weeks ago.
Now I say tasty, but super care needs to take place when this plant has been processed!! This is the Strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) Medronheiro. Here in the Algarve a very potent alcoholic drink is made from this. Caution is needed with this drink! But it is also a medicine and we will be learning more about this over time. 5 of these young ones were planted today. The soil type may not be their cup of tea.. but we shall see...